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Development of a Spherical Solar Collector with a cylindrical receiver

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dc.contributor.author MAHDI, Khaled
dc.contributor.author BELLEL, Nadir
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-30T10:18:48Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-30T10:18:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-16
dc.identifier.uri http://depot.umc.edu.dz/handle/123456789/12580
dc.description.abstract Solar energy can be used for substitution of the depleting fossil fuels in thermal applications and electricity generation through thermal route. For medium and high temperature applications, a system for collecting solar energy at high temperatures was developed and built in this research work. The system, built at the center of development of renewable energy of the Algiers, consists of a 2 60° included angle, R0 = 0.90 m diameter spherical reflector with a cylindrical receiver filled with water, tracking reflector which moves into the focus following the sun's movement. The system is capable of heating water or other fluids to temperatures above 350°C, thus making it possible to obtain process heat for domestic use and to store solar energy in a compact and economical way. An analysis of the system's optical characteristics was performed to aid in the design of the spherical reflector and cylindrical receiver. The thermal performance of the system was analyzed. The effects of mirror reflection, concentration ratio, heat transfer to the fluid (water), incidence angle, size and form of the cylindrical receiver, environmental conditions (wind, ambient temperature), have been studied by means of thermal model. The performance of the spherical reflector was tested by the temperature of the water. Total efficiencies (solar to thermal) of 60%-70% were obtained for a wide range of temperatures up to 350°C. The results of the present study show that it is possible to use the spherical reflector for systems requiring process heat and make possible substantial utilization of solar energy and considerable savings relative to fossil energy in the sunny countries of the world
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Université Frères Mentouri - Constantine 1
dc.subject Spherical reflector
dc.subject Circle of least diffusion
dc.subject Cylindrical receiver
dc.subject Optical characteristics
dc.subject Thermal characteristics, Runge-Kutta method
dc.title Development of a Spherical Solar Collector with a cylindrical receiver
dc.type Article

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